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Old 03-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #51
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Trates get high! I dont even know why you tested, there is really no point right now, but you can if you want. You have live rock and (did you throw some food in there?) if so, then i wouldnt even test.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #52
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So you're telling me the ammonia starting a 3ppm (i dosed with ace) and dropping to 1ppm in less then 24 hours is completely normal...and the fact that my nitrAtes are over 80ppm right now isnt going to stall my cycle? I just started this tank yesterday...If this was freshwater, you wouldnt get readings like this for close to 2 weeks and I would need to be making crazy amounts of water changes so my cycle wouldnt stall out.
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Its possible that your cycle went crazy fast mainly because you added the rock and ammonia at the same time. Some people have cycled their tank in 1 week, hopefully that is happening to you! I never do waterchanges during the cycle.
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So you're telling me the ammonia starting a 3ppm (i dosed with ace) and dropping to 1ppm in less then 24 hours is completely normal...and the fact that my nitrAtes are over 80ppm right now isnt going to stall my cycle? I just started this tank yesterday...If this was freshwater, you wouldnt get readings like this for close to 2 weeks and I would need to be making crazy amounts of water changes so my cycle wouldnt stall out.
The liverock you bought has bacteria in it already so it's not unusual. Ignore the nitrate and test the nitrite and ammo. When you get zero for both of those then worry bout trates.
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My water is kind of cloudy. I thought this was because everything needed to settle more, but I guess it could be a bacterial bloom?


Technically if you add enough live rock to the tank could you instantly cycle?
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #56
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My water is kind of cloudy. I thought this was because everything needed to settle more, but I guess it could be a bacterial bloom?

Technically if you add enough live rock to the tank could you instantly cycle?
Cloudy... Probably from the sand? Some people have HUGE sand storms in their tanks, fortunatly i never had one. I doubt its a bacterial bloom, the tank isnt old enough yet. And ya adding lots of live rock will make you cycle faster, but it wont be instant because BB needs to build up everywhere like the filter, sandbed etc. i hope you are one of the lucky few who has a quick cycle
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Honestly I have no idea whats going on right now lol. It could be sand, it could be the boogie man messing with me, it could be anything. I'm just going to watch the ammonia and trites and wait for them to drop.

I did add a lot of live rock for a 6g tank ill post a pic in a second
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You can have an instant cycle from just rock. I had one with my 150g and Carey with her 90g
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You can have an instant cycle from just rock. I had one with my 150g and Carey with her 90g
How is that possible? It needs to build up right? That must be alot of live rock
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